I have written about Holiday Baking Company 2 separate times, here and here. Well, I went to the library yesterday and since HBC is right down the street, I stopped in. I had heard through the grapevine that there were going to be selling Take & Bake Pizza and I wanted in on that! Lisa, the proprietor, informed me that the Take & Bake Pizza will be available starting on Thursday (July 16, 2009). Also, next week (July 21, 2009 – July 25, 2009) they will be having a “Christmas in July” sale! They will be sampling & selling all kinds of Christmas cookies, gingerbread & fruit cakes! I will definitely be stopping by for that!
In lieu of the Take & Bake, I bought a pre-baked pizza crust, multi-grain dinner rolls & and some mini cappuccino chip muffins. I love trying new GF goodies!
I came home & Jon got down on his hands & knees and begged me to make pizza for lunch. Okay, twist my arm. I heated the oven to 350 and spread the pizza crust with some Three Cheese Prego sauce & sprinkled some mozzarella & provolone cheese on top. I baked it for about 12-14 minutes, checking frequently. Jon loved the pizza, as did I! The crust is got a little crisp to it, which is not easy to accomplish gluten-free. The spices in the crust were perfect. Jon had leftover cold pizza for dinner last night and said it tasted just like Donato’s! That is a huge compliment coming from my son.
The multi-grain dinner rolls were fantastic! I had one with my dinner last night at room temp, un-toasted and no spread and it was wonderful. It didn’t need anything. Great texture & flavor. Jon had 2 today…I split & toasted them in my toaster oven (which I think I broke, by the way) and then topped with Prego again and more mozzarella & made mini-pizzas. Jon loved them! We have them set to use for mini pulled pork sandwiches tonight. :)
We have had the cappuccino chip muffins before and they did not disappoint.
Thanks again, Lisa, for all of your hard work. We gluten-free customers really appreciate it!
Make sure to check out my new Examiner article on Gluten-free Christmas in July in Columbus.